The courts fined ShowStash $2.7 million and Cinematube $1.3 million for their transgressions. The MPAA made their goal clear, which is to “vigorously pursue litigation” against people and companies they think are harming them. In short, their goal is to sue. The business model of the MPAA and RIAA is clearer than ever now, with both companies thinking they can churn a profit in the courts.
Earlier in the month, the MPAA demanded $15.4 million from The Pirate Bay and “won” a whopping $111 million from the bankrupt TorrentSpy. It's clear by this point that all they are trying to do is publicize their anti-pirating efforts, as they cannot honestly expect to collect on these debts.